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What is Wet Blasting?

Wetblasting

Wet blasting is an abrasive cleaning method that uses media, compressed air and liquid to enhance the levels of a surface finish, achieving a smoother and more consistent finish. Wet blasting was developed in the early fifties; it was found that there was an even flow across the surface when using wet blasting systems. This caused less damage to the substrate and any abrasive action was consistent across the whole surface.

Why Use Wet Blasting?

  • Reduction of dust: The main advantage of wet blasting is that it reduces the amount of dust produced by the abrasive blasting process, which in turn protects the operative, working parties and any dust sensitive plant from fine abrasive particulates.
  • Hydrostatic forces: The presence of water means that there is more mass at the point of impact, and it could also mean less abrasive is required.
  • Cleaning: Depending on the type of wet blasting, the surface can be polished and cleaned simultaneously.
  • Can help reduce media use: As water is added to the wet blaster will reduce the amount of media use depending on the substrate being blasted and how strong the contaminant is adhering to the surface.
  • Produces a “softer finish”
  • Reduced running costs: By adding water to the process, it gives users more control of the abrasive impact on the workpieces
  • Environmentally friendly: Wet blasting is an attractive alternative to many surface treatments as the use of water improves the operator environment by eliminating any dust or the need for large filtration systems supplied to reduce the amount of waste from the process.

Wet Blasting Applications

  • Cleaning of dies and moulds
  • Removal of paint, rust, scale, carbon and similar deposits
  • Surface preparation before bonding, re-painting, and re-coating
  • Satin finishing of stainless steel and other metals
  • Cleaning of PCBs and electrical connectors
  • Removal of small burrs from manufactured components
  • Blasting in environments that must remain dust free

Types of Wet Blast Systems

  • Manual Systems: typically, cabinets with glove ports that allow the operator to position or turn the part of the product being blasted
  • Automated Systems: parts are moved through the system mechanically on a conveyor belt, turntable, spindle, rotary indexer or tumble barrel.
  • Robotic Systems: programmable surface finishing systems that allow users to repeat complex processes with maximum precision and minimal labour.

A wet blasting system can be a good option in certain applications; its greatest benefits are the ability to reduce dust that is created by blasting as well as the potential to provide a cleaner surface while potentially using fewer media. At Rileys, we have a range of wet blasting machines that are designed to degrease and blast multiple components simultaneously.

Vapormatt Vapormaster Wet Blast Cabinet More Images Available

Vapormatt VaporMaster 1010 Aqua / Wet Blast Cabinet

Vapormatt VaporMaster abrasive media wet/aqua blasting machine is a complete cabinet set up manufactured by GRP. Mains water rinse off and galvanised work platform together with long life polyurethane pump and sludge/settlement tank complete this stand alone package.

Stock No
DD1522
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Vapormatt VaporMaster 1010
Year of Manufacture
2002
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
800 x 650 x 700
Work Handling Method
Manual, Large Side Loading Door
Other Info
Poly Lined 4.4kW Pump, Low Run Hours.
Condition
From a working environment, Good Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
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1200 Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Wet Blast Cabinet
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Riley Heavy Duty 1200 Stainless Steel Wet Blast

Rileys "Wet Blast" wet blasting machine is designed to simultaneously degrease and blast multiple components.

Stock No
NEW140
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Riley Wet Blast 1200
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1200 x 1000 x 1200
Other Info
5 Year Cabinet Warranty
Condition
Brand New, Current Model
Availability:
Available subject to build time
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Brand New
Riley Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Wet Blast 1500
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Riley Heavy Duty 1500 Stainless Steel Wet Blast

Rileys "Wet Blast" wet blasting machine is designed to simultaneously degrease and blast multiple components.

Stock No
NEW141
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Riley Wet Blast 1500
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1480 x 1080 x 950
Other Info
5 Year Cabinet Warranty
Condition
Brand New, Current Model
Availability:
Available subject to build time
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
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Rosler VB-150H Semi-automatic Vapour Blast Machine
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Rosler VB-150H Semi-automatic Vapour Blast Machine

An immaculate Rosler VB-150H Semi-automatic Vapour Blast Machine commissioned but not used in production, this is a fine example of a wet blasting machine manufactured by the market leader in high-quality surface finishing equipment

Stock No
SA915
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Rosler VB150H
Year of Manufacture
07.2018
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1350 x 1440 x 1150 Above Table
Work Handling Method
Semi-Automatic Power Out Work Table
Other Info
Commissioned Only, Not run in production
Condition
From a working environment, Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Sold As Seen Price [?]
£ 37,500 (+ VAT)
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Vapormatt Bulldog 1200
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Vapormatt Bulldog 1200 Abrasive Media Wet/Aqua Blasting Machine

Vapormatt Bulldog 1200 Abrasive Media Wet/Aqua Blasting Machine with power lift vertical door, knee control buttons and load trolley with rotating table. Please note load end table included, Steel work external to cabinet can be provided at an additional cost.

Stock No
SA931
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Vapormatt Bulldog 1200
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1000 x 900 x 750 high
Work Handling Method
manual
Other Info
Rubber Lined GRP Construction
Condition
From a working environment
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Vaqua Kompact Wet Blast
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Abrasive Developments (Wheelabrator) Vaqua Kompact Wet Water and Media Blasting Cabinet

A refurbished high performance wet blast machine developed to suit most workshops, laboratories and medium scale production applications. 240Volt, single phase supply requirement. 12/26CFM @ 40 to 80 PSI free air required.

Stock No
SA952
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Abrasive Developments (Wheelabrator) Vaqua Kompact
Year of Manufacture
2004
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
730 x 700 x 540
Work Handling Method
Manual with 50Kg Load Rotary Table
Other Info
Working height to gloves 1230mm
Condition
Refurbished by RSW, Excellent Condition
Special Offer
Vixen Surface Treatments Aquablast 1515 Wet Blasting Cabinet
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Vixen Surface Treatments Aquablast 1515 Twin Pump 4 Gun Heavy Duty Wet Blasting Cabinet

The Aquablast 1515 wet blasting machine is designed and built by Vixen Surface Treatments. The machine is a wet blasting machine with a filtration system, with the possibility of conversion to a conventional wet media blasting process is very simple.

Stock No
SC1008J
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Vixen Surface Treatments AB1515 Aquablast
Year of Manufacture
2011
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
Ø1350mm Powered table x 700mm height.
Work Handling Method
Semi Automatic with Powered Rotary Table
Other Info
Variable Speed Powered Rotary Turntable
Condition
Excellent Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 17,750 (+ VAT)
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Wheelabrator Vacublast Vaqua 125 Shotblast Unit
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Wheelabrator Vaqua 125 Manual Heavy Duty Wet Blast Cabinet

The Vaqua wet blast cabinet range has been designed specifically for production applications where a high work output and optimum performance is required. Ideal machine for cleaning and surface finishing applications.

Stock No
SC1009
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Wheelabrator Vaqua 125
Year of Manufacture
2013
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1250 x 1000 x 900
Work Handling Method
Manual
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition, Current Model
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 6,950 (+ VAT)
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Wheelabrator Vaqua 150 AXT Semi Auto Wet Blast Machine More Images Available

Wheelabrator Vaqua 150 AXT Semi Auto Wet Blast Machine, 6 Traversing Blast Guns, 18 Station Indexing Turntable

Wheelabrator Vaqua 150AXT semi automatic wet blasting cabinet featuring dust free Airblast technology for batch processes. The Ø1000mm indexing 18-station turntable positions the work under the 6 reciprocation blast guns to achieve full surface coverage.

Stock No
SC1012
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Wheelabrator 150AXT
Year of Manufacture
2019
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1500 x 1250 x 1250
Work Handling Method
Load End Rotary Table Semi Auto Blasting
Other Info
Siemens Hand Operation Console
Condition
Excellent Condition, Current Model, Seen powered at RSW
Refurbished Price [?]
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Vixen Auto Aqua Blast Model AB1215
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Vixen Surface Treatments Auto Aqua Blast Model AB1215

The Aquablast AB1215 wet blasting machine ensures a superior finish at the end of the blasting process. This machine has been manufactured to include an automatic indexing table, part rotation and four blast guns mounted on a vertical reciprocating slide with an external weir filter system.

Stock No
SC998
Category
Aqua/Wet Blasting Cabinets
Model
Vixen Surface Treatments AB1215 Auto Indexing Vertical Reciprocating Guns
Year of Manufacture
2010
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
4 station indexing Ø200 x 500mm tall
Work Handling Method
Auto Cycling / Index, Manual Load/Unload
Other Info
Auto Indexing and Rotating of Workpieces
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition, Current Model
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 19,500 (+ VAT)
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